The Events that are: My Life
Things that go on in my life that cannot be catagorized somewhere else, sort of a catch-all
Apparently no one has created this list yet, so I compiled the data for the number of Professional Engineers per capita by state. Wyoming, the state with the smallest population, has the most number of Professional Engineers per capita while New York has the least.
Colorado is 17th and Washington is 18th, furthering my theory that the two states are somehow linked to each other.
|State||Population||Total PE||PE per 1000|
- NCEES Boards Summary (http://boards.ncees.org/)
- Montana Department of Labor and Industry (http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/pel_board/board_page.asp)
- State Totals: Vintage 2012 – U.S Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/popest/data/state/totals/2012/)
P.S. I successfully passed the Law & Ethics Exam part of the Washington State Professional Engineering licensing process. It’s interesting because it’s an open book exam with links to the applicable RCW and WAC, so really more of a class under the guise of an exam.0
includes retired and inactive status ↩
After missing MVP Gold by about 2000 miles last year, I started 2013 back at square one:
I started climbing back up the points ladder again, hitting up two new states: Pennsylvania and Missouri, as well as one new country: Honduras!
- Seattle, WA*
- San Diego, CA
- Salt Lake City, UT*
- San Francisco, CA
- Solomons, MD*
- Chicago, IL
- Bozeman, MT*
- San Pedro Sula, Honduras
- West Bay, Roatan Island, Honduras
- La Ceiba, Honduras
- Copan Ruinas, Honduras
- Philadelphia, PA
- Jacksonville, FL
- Saint Louis, MO
One or more nights were spent in each place. Those cities marked with an asterisk (*) were visÂited mulÂtiÂple times on non-conÂsecÂuÂtive days. Roughly in order of apÂpearÂance.
Unfortunately, while I was able to secure Alaska MVP for another year, I still fell short of MVP Gold by 6,991 miles:
I neglected to share my escapades for 2012, which is a shame because I flew almost about 50,000 miles, missed Alaska Airlines MVP Gold by about 2,000 miles, and rode a train!
I added four new states and a district: New York, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Alabama.
- Billings, MT*
- Seattle, WA*
- New York, NY*
- Islip, NY*
- San Diego, CA*
- Solomons, MD*
- Arlington, VA*
- Missoula, MT
- Circle, MT
- Portland, OR
- Walla Walla, WA
- Huntsville, AL
- Bozeman, MT
Unfortunately, no international travel this year.
Rules: One or more nights were spent in each place. Those cities marked with an * were visÂited mulÂtiÂple times on non-conÂsecÂuÂtive days. Roughly in order of apÂpearÂance.
Two nights sleeping on the road (well, actually one on a plane and the other on a train).
Here are some selected highlights:
Pretend you had up to $10K to spend on a car, which car would you purchase and why? (By which I mean, what should Rachel and I get).
- Daily driving to work
- Occasional long-distance (up to 1600 miles round trip)
- Dual-Climate Control
- Bluetooth integration
- Toyota, Volkswagen, or Subaru
Ready, Set, Go!0
Apologies are in order for this one, at some point in time I became super busy and stopped working on large sets of photos that needed to be edited. Then I started running out of space on my laptop. And then I got a new laptop. And still was running out space. And then I built a network storage device, got my photos back in order, and I’m working through the backlog.
Funny story though, I actually showed up to this event the day before it was scheduled.